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5 Aug 2016 - 26 Aug 2016


A unique exhibition of 25 large-format photographs of Warsaw from bird's eye view by the Polish photographer and cameraman Maciej Margas in the Gallery of the Czech Centre Prague from 5 to 26 August 2016.


LOT Polish Airlines is the oldest airline in Europe and the sixth oldest in the world. It was established in January 1929 by merging of Polish private airlines. The first flight of the Polish airlines LOT on the route Prague–Warsaw was realized on August 7, 1946. The 70th anniversary will be celebrated with a unique exhibition of the 25 large-format photographs of Warsaw from the bird’s eye view taken by Polish photographer and cameraman Maciej Margas. The exhibition will be displayed in the Czech Centre Prague in Rytířská Street in August 5 – 26, 2016.

The exhibition presents exceptional photographic project, on which the author worked for more than a half year. To make the flights over strictly controlled airspace possible, Maciej Margas had to obtain a lot of permits from different state institutions including the Civil Aviation Authority of Poland. Also, he had to get photographic equipment, which would enable him to take high quality night shots, and, in front of all, he had to gather the finance for a helicopter rental. Sponsors and crowdfunding campaign helped him in achieving this goal.

Maciej Margas, as a first photographer in Poland, took night shots of Warsaw in high definition from the height of 3000 feet (914 meters). The flight of Maciej Margas, during which also a film 360 was shot, was live streamed.

More on www.warsawonair.com.



Photographer and cameraman

Maciej Margas brought himself into focus already in the beginning of 2014, when he, as a 20 years old man, debuted with a film called Warsaw 24H time-lapse. The film was shot throughout a period of two years from the rooftops of skyscrapers. Maciej himself organized the filming, collected required permits, wrote the screenplay and shot and edited the film. Its premiere took place on January 28, 2014 in Muranów cinema in Warsaw. When the film had been released on the internet, more than a hundred thousand people watched it only in one week! Today, Warsaw 24H time-lapse is the most popular time-lapse video about Poland. The film got popular among internet users and it was presented as a part of screenings in Warsaw Multimedia Fountain Park, where more than a million viewers watched it. 

Warsaw 24H time-lapse has been screened many times not only in Poland, but also in foreign countries including Australia and Serbia. Photographs of contemporary Warsaw taken by Maciej Margas and blogger Blogusz.pl presented Poland at the exhibition on behalf of Polish Days in Canberra, Australia.

Further works by Maciej Margas can be seen at:
MaciejMargas.pl and fb.com/margasfoto



Rytířská 31
110 00 Prague 1


From: 5 Aug 2016
To: 26 Aug 2016


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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